Issue 15: ClubHouse, Social Media, Roadmap, this and that

TRENDING: Clubhouse is trending! We have been seeing tens of thousands of Indians joining, everyone starting rooms with audiences that lead to full-day long marathon-like conversations, sometimes, even without. a topic. While it’s not clear about the longevity of drop-in chatrooms as an active social media, and everyone is concerned regarding the privacy1 and business model, it’s a fact that they have made a mark!

TOOLS: Here are some tools for Clubhouse - to build a rich bio2, to generate a great bio3, to add a ring4 around profile picture (and more5), to create OG image6 for links, and to find7 clubhouses. Also, there is an unofficial app for using CH via desktop8 and even an event management system9 for admins! Woah!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Remember when Instagram experimented with hiding the number of likes to reduce social media pressure? Read the detailed official blog about its anti-climax10, and for a caffeine shot on social media psychology, read about Starbucks’ new Appuccino11!

PLUGIN: Ever wondered how to build Figma plugins? Here is a very detailed note. It looks like it’s easy if you know a bit of coding.

AROUND: Here is a new video conf app, Around12, a completely different interface, a ‘humane’ take on teamwork. Lovely!

ROADMAP: Talking about the approach, I stumbled upon Linear13, a potential alternative to Jira (What-Sketch-did-to-Adobe) with a stunning product philosophy14 — new generation Basecamp, I would say! Extra: an article on GIST Planning15, a different take on road mapping.

LAKSHADWEEP: Island, known as a no-crime-zone16 for years now, has the Gunda act, which is now used against anyone who opposes the administration. They had no COVID cases the past year and have reported 7000+ cases and 28 deaths after unscientific relaxation in protocol17. From forced vegetarianism, land acquisition to stranger acts like disqualifying contestants from the election if they have more than two kids — the reforms suggested18 by the new administrator are inhumane19, fascist, and against democracy.

WINGDINGS: Remember the typeface Wingdings? Here is the brief history20 of the iconic icon-font and a video21 from Vox! Extra: The art of Hermann Zapf22.

1

https://www.vox.com/recode/22278601/clubhouse-invite-privacy-contacts-app

2

https://www.clubhousebio.app/ (iPhone App)

3

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ch-bio-generator/id1554078253 (iPhone App)

4

https://chpic.me/

5

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/border-for-clubhouse-clubring/id1550842742 (iPhone App)

6

https://clubhype.io/

7

https://findclubhouse.com/

8

https://www.clubdeck.app/

9

https://gethostnotes.com/

10

https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/giving-people-more-control

11

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/appuccino-tiktok-starbucks

12

https://www.around.co/

13

https://linear.app

14

https://linear.app/method

15

https://itamargilad.medium.com/why-i-stopped-using-product-roadmaps-and-switched-to-gist-planning-3b7f54e271d1

16

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/a-goonda-act-for-islands-of-peace/articleshow/82985630.cms

17

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-why-lakshadweep-administration-proposals-have-upset-locals-7334818/

18

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/lakshadweep-administrations-move-to-auction-cattle-heads-receives-setback/cid/1817053

19

https://theprint.in/india/he-is-destroying-the-island-administrator-praful-khoda-patel-now-faces-a-row-in-lakshadweep/664412/

20

https://uxdesign.cc/the-origin-story-of-the-wingdings-font-3b2ba088117f

21

youtube.com/watch?v=JdKV1L1DJHc

22

youtube.com/watch?v=3jD4CpzIuR4